Jesus said, “For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”
Small Groups: being formed in Christ-likeness together for the sake of others.
At First Pres, we want everyone to be involved in each of the “Three E’s”: Encountering (worship), Equipping One Another (discipleship), and Engaging the World (mission). Small groups are an irreplaceable way that people are equipped to follow Jesus. A small group provides authentic and deep community in which people are encouraged to be transformed into the image of Jesus and are encouraged to live for Jesus in their everyday lives. It’s a commitment to join a group, but it’s worth every second of time! In fall 2022 we plan to launch three new small groups as well as start another small group leader training (see below). If you are interested in more information about the upcoming groups or would like to know more, please contact Amy Carlan at AmyC@1stpres.com
Small Group Leader Training – Fall 2022
We are working diligently to start new groups so that everyone has a place to be equipped in meaningful community. To that end, we need leaders! We want our small group leaders to be equipped and encouraged so that they can flourish as they lead. All small group leaders go through a 12-week “Turbo Group.” The Turbo group is a small group led by Ron and Beth Mangin and Amy Carlan, in which we discuss small group leadership as well as model small group ideas. It’s unique, relational, on-the-job training. In the fall, we will meet on Tuesday, from 7:00-8:45pm, beginning September 13. When new leaders form groups, they will be regularly contacted by small group coaches who walk alongside them as they serve and empower their groups. If you feel God’s nudge as you read about groups, please contact Amy Carlan for more details; AmyC@1stpres.com
For Small Group Leaders – Resources
The Resource Room is full of a variety of good study materials, appropriate for small groups, classes, or individuals. It is located on the second floor of Building A, across from the library. Everyone is welcome to visit, browse, preview, and check out curriculum. Check-out is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The documents below detail our current inventory: